OK, I finally saw What the Bleep Do We Know, a really nice movie in the quantum-physics-meets-mysticism genre. I enjoyed it immensely. I was surfing a bit around this movie, and found the following quote from one of the physicists interviewed in the film, Dr. Fred Alan Wolf:
Every moment of my life is spiritual practice. I don’t distinguish between anything I do as being different from spiritual practice. Spiritual practice to me does not necessarily mean you go off to a church, a temple, a mosque, or a corner of your room and meditate. Spiritual practice means being aware of yourself in every moment of your life. For me, life is a continual meditation.
Right on. I’ve been talking to friends lately about how ritual isn’t as important to me as it was years ago when I was first getting into paganism. This quote sums that attitude up nicely.
The main point of the film is that we create our reality. This is no news to any pagan; as a good friend of mine says, he wants to design a bumper sticker that says “now that science has proven that magic works, I’d like an apology.” And living this way is a moment-to-moment exercise, not just when in meditation, or in ritual, or in circle.
‘Nuff said. But what the fuck do I know?